Mithun Chakraborty, the 70-year-old actor who had accumulated his coin in Bollywood, had a very short first political innings. After four years of political retirement, he has started his second innings today. The popular actor of Bengal has now joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Prior to this he has been close to the Chief Minister of the state Mamata Banerjee and has been a Rajya Sabha member of his party Trinamool Congress (TMC).
In 2011, when Mamata Banerjee ended 34 years of leftist rule in the state, her popularity was hitting. Then Mithun Chakraborty was invited by Mamta Banerjee to join politics. Mithun accepted it happily. In 2014, Mithun Chakraborty reached the upper house of Parliament by winning the Rajya Sabha elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket, but he was able to take part in the parliamentary proceedings for only three days during his two-and-a-half-year tenure.
In 2015-2016, when Mithun Chakraborty was also named in the Saradha chit fund scam, he resigned from the Rajya Sabha in December 2016. After this, he separated himself from politics and retired from the political world. But once again after four years, he has now started his second political innings with the BJP. Mithun’s script to join BJP was written only when he met Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat. Late Saturday evening, when BJP state in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya met at his house in Belagachia area of Kolkata, the entire scene was clear.
Mithun Chakraborty was the brand ambassador at Sharda Company. He was also questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in this scam. After this, Mithun Chakraborty had returned about Rs 1,20 crore to the company and said that he does not want to be a part of Parziwada.
However, Mithun Chakraborty was considered a leftist before joining the Trinamool. He was considered close to the then Sports Minister Subhash Chakraborty during the Left parties’ government. In his youth, Mithun had described himself as a leftist. For this reason, the people of the state were surprised when they joined Mamta. Once again, he has surprised everyone with his move.